“Solid Air, Invisible Killer: Saving Billions of Birds from Windows,” Presented by Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr. at John James Audubon Center
Join Dr Daniel Klem on March 30!
The John James Audubon Center and Valley Forge Audubon Society are excited to offer this exciting program featuring Dr. Daniel Klem, Jr., Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology at Muhlenberg College and world expert on bird collisions with glass.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm EasternAudubon, Pennsylvania
Detailed objective observations and experiments reveal that birds behave as if clear and reflective windows are invisible to them. As a result, an alarming number of birds die every year after flying into glass they cannot see.
Science has documented that a decline of a third of the annual North American bird population, approximately 3 billion individuals, has occurred since 1970, and one of the principal mortality sources is windows.
Dr. Klem will delve into the cause and breadth of this universal problem and share how we can take action to make the human-built environment safe for bird life – one of Nature’s most beautiful, useful, and spiritually uplifting creations.
Following Dr. Klem’s presentation, Vince Smith, Valley Forge Audubon Society chapter president, and Leigh Altadonna, Wyncote Audubon Society chapter president, will discuss the work of Bird Safe Philly, a vital Philadelphia-based partnership that aims to create safe spaces for birds by developing awareness of the issue of bird collisions and implementing solutions in partnership with the Philadelphia community.
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, 19403
Space is limited. Register here for this in-person event.
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